100 famous quotes about women’s strength

“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn .
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” ? Brigham Young
“Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” – Lady Gaga
“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” – J. K. Rowling
“I am a woman with thoughts and questions and sh*t to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.” – Amy Schumer
“It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.” – Taylor Swift
“And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” – Mark Anthony
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin
“She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.” – Atticus
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a b*tch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”— Maya Angelou
“Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” — Hillary Clinton
“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” — Malala Yousafzai
“If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.”– Al Anon
“The best protection any woman can have … is courage.”– Elizabeth Cady Stanton
“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.” –Janis Joplin
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”– Alice Walker
“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.”– Sheila Murray Bethel
“Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.” — Anne Frank
“Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” – Jennifer Lopez
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” ~ Melissa Etheridge
“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” ~ Byron Katie
“The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the world.”– Arlene Rankin
“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”– Oprah Winfrey
“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”– Rosalynn Carter
“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.” — Catherine Cook
“If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.”— Grace Hopper
“It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.” — Byron Katie
“Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.” –Tory Burch
“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.”— Florence Nightingale
“What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.”— Meryl Streep
“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney
“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington
“If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.” – Melinda Gates
Successful women are not liked. I think the biggest danger for women in science is colleagues who are not as good as you are.” – Christiane Nusslein-Volhard
“Whenever you see a successful woman, look out for three men who are going out of their way to try to block her.” – Yulia Tymoshenko
“Success as a woman has changed me. That’s what I feel is the first thing. When I feel like a successful woman as a rounded human being, then it feeds my work in a broader way so it becomes more interesting.”- Jacqueline Bisset
“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder
“Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.” – Pink
“Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.”– Margaret Thatcher
“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.”– Rhonda Hansome
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
“I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.”— Mary Wollstonecraft
“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.”— Melinda Gates
“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.”— Louisa May Alcott
“Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life.”— Dr. Mae Jemison
“Words have power. TV has power. My pen has power.”— Shonda Rhimes
“Power is not given to you. You have to take it.”—Beyoncé Knowles Don’t forget to also read these Nancy Pelosi quotes from America’s most powerful woman.
“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” ? Jane Austen
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ? Charlotte Brontë
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” ? Brigham Young
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” ? Nora Ephron
“What would men be without women? Scarce, sir…mighty scarce.” ? Mark Twain
“As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.” ? Virginia Woolf
“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. ” ? Roseanne Barr
“No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God!” ? T D Jakes
“A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.” ? George Meredith
“When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.”
– Diane Von Furstenberg
“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher
“We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.” – Sheryl Sandberg
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” – Madeleine Albright
“Women must learn to play the game as men do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” – Gloria Steinem
“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde
“I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman.” – Diane von Furstenberg
“Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.” – Helen Keller
“When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit. So let’s keep going—let’s keep going until every one of the 161 million women and girls across America has the opportunity she deserves to have.” – Hillary Clinton
“I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.” – Michelle Obama
“Taking care of yourself makes you stronger for everyone in your life … including you.”– Kelly Rudolph
“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” – Beyoncé
“Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” – G.D. Anderson
“No woman should be told she can’t make decisions about her own body. When women’s rights are under attack, we fight back.” – Kamala Harris
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama
“I feel now that the time is come when even a woman or a child who can speak a word for freedom and humanity is bound to speak.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe
“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde
“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” – Toni Morrison
“Women are leaders everywhere you look—from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes.” – Nancy Pelosi
“Success, they taught me, is built on the foundation of courage, hard-work and individual responsibility. Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fears.” – Susana Martinez
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou
“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
“There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” – Virginia Woolf
“The king may rule the kingdom, but it’s the queen who moves the board.” – D.M. Timney
“Your silence will not protect you.” – Audre Lorde
“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” – Diane Mariechild
“I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.” – Mary Shelley
“If you don’t live your life, then who will?” – Rihanna
“Do not tame the wolf inside you just because you’ve met someone who doesn’t have the courage to handle you.” – Belle Estreller
“Embrace everything you are as a woman. Even your flaws too. And the things that you want to fix, you make them better.” – Kelly Rowland
“They tried to bury us; they did not know we were the seeds.” – Mexican Proverb
“She is water. Soft enough to offer life, tough enough to drown it away.” – Rupi Kaur
“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. – Unknown
“A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.” – Nancy Rathburn
“One isn’t born courageous, one becomes it.” – Marjane Satrapi
“The only way you can grow is to let yourself make mistakes and create contradictions.” – Nikki Giovanni
“Everything is within your power, and your power is within you.” ? Janice Trachtman
“There are times in life when, instead of complaining, you do something about your complaints.” – Rita Dove
“Strong women need not declare they can carry all the burdens in life. They just quietly do it and survive with a smile.” – Princess Maleiha Bajunaid Candao
“I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can’t fail if you do that.” – Anita Hil